The Return

Hisham Matar (Viking)

Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was imprisoned in Libya, never to be seen again. Twenty-two years later, the fall of Gaddafi meant he was finally able to return home.

This deeply poignant memoir is a quest for truth, a portrait of a nation subjected to absolute power, and above all, a universal tale of loss and the impossibility of living in the face of a loved one’s uncertain fate.